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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 17, 2011 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Great performance and recording.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-25.sbd.miller.87591.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jan 17, 2011 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Cliff's favorite show of all time...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 17, 2011 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Not even close...

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 17, 2011 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Yeah, that's because every note isn't phoned-in!

Bwell,
God Bless,
All The Best.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 18, 2011 5:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

One of my personal faves from that tour. Recording is excellent, and even Donna isn't as terrible as normal...

Seriously though, she is pretty good in this show.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jan 18, 2011 6:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Lovely to see praise for Donna. I like Donna!!!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 17, 2011 9:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Wonderful show, and definitely one of the best venue names ever, along with Alligator Alley and Family Dog. Anyone know anything about The Mosque?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 17, 2011 11:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

I always liked the venue names from the 60's: Dream Bowl, Crystal Ballroom, Seminole Indian Village... : D

And let us never forget the Jai Alai Fronton!

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2011-01-18 07:25:13

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 18, 2011 5:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

I always thought the Dream Bowl was a bowl as in football stadium. When I found out it was a bowling alley I couldn't believe it.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 18, 2011 5:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

I always thought the Dream Bowl was a bowl as in football stadium. When I found out it was a bowling alley I couldn't believe it.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 18, 2011 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

I was there a few times in the '80s for non-dead shows. Old theater that seated about 3000 i suppose. Very nice acoustics. It had a front entrance and spires that looked like something out of the Arabian Nights, thus the name. It is still there, although the name has changed to the Landmark Theater. When i drove by it last spring, it looked like it was now a site for musicals and ballets.

Here is a website with some history:

http://www.scottymoore.net/richmond.html

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 18, 2011 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

It's a very cool venue! Perhaps not as classy as Atlanta's Fox, but the acoustics and pleasant small-venue vibe is on par with most of the theaters like the Beacon, Orpheum, etc. the band performed at. Seeing the JGB there was quite a treat.

I can remember parking near the Mosque for Richmond Coliseum shows and wishing the Grateful Dead were playing at the Mosque instead...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 18, 2011 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Yes the Mosque was not only a nicer venue than the Coliseum, it was in a better neighborhood. I lived there from '86-91 and the Dead were banned from the city after the mess the faithful left during the Nov '85 shows. SDH's puke covered shoes are probably still sitting beneath the war memorial outside the south entrance of the Coliseum.

I have never been in the Fox, but drive by it often and i think you are correct. Similar size and age however from what i can see, the Fox is a far more ornate venue inside.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 19, 2011 2:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Gorgeous! Seems like it must have been a lot like the Uptown (Chicago) and the Stanley (Pittsburgh) -- splendid old theaters, wonderful atmosphere and an intimate feeling in spite of fitting pretty many people (4,600 for the Mosque, I think the site said). Really the perfect kind of place for a show.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jan 18, 2011 4:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

Been wondering about the Mosque myself. Great name, terrific show. Capt Cook hauled me on this ship the other day. Been sailin ever since.

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 18, 2011 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Mosque Richmond VA 05/25/77

I like the fact that the Dead played Normal, must have been an unusual show. BTW don't bother googling the Richmond venue - unless of course you have tired of being a heathen and wish to convert.

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